PHOTO GALLERY - Unique and Common Discoveries Found During Inspections
Ignorance is Not Bliss...It's Expensive!


ELECTRICAL ISSUES

Light switches in showers?

That will wake you up in the morning...or kill you!


Rust water in electric panel, leaking incoming seal.

Fused panels

Improper wired sub panel jumper wire in panel!

Worn incoming electric service fire hazard!

Electric service secured to house with a rope.

TV antenna secured to electric mast. Don't touch the TV during a storm!


ROOF ISSUES

Roof shingles worn to base

Roof shingles worn to base

Leaking roof around electric mast

Worn cedar roof shingles curling

Improper flashing around chimney

Roof leak with a tarp inside. Why repair the roof when you can drain the tarp?


PLUMBING ISSUES

Leaded incoming water service line!

No washer trap

Leak under a bathroom sink

Tile damage in shower

Air condition drain line improperly run into septic vent

Open septic vent

Don't repair the sink drain, tape it!


HEATING SYSTEM ISSUES

Leaking boiler core

Damaged chimney flue pipe

Fire caused by expanding foam used to seal a chimney flue

Open air handler in attic. Also note the drain pan with no drain pipe!

Hole in protective wrap in boiler fire box

AC / Heat Duct Off

Side vent exhaust improperly run. Note how close to the ground the pipe is.

No over pressure relief extension pipe


ATTIC ISSUES

No attic insulation

Bath fan venting into attic


TERMITES

Termite mud tubes and damage

Termite mud tubes and damage


WET BASEMENTS

Cistern found under a kitchen on a new addition 5 feet around, 13 feet deep with water at bottom!

Wet basement

Wet basement

Stream running under house!


HEAT LOSS

Heat loss through fireplace

Heat loss under a door


BLACK MOLD

Black mold


STRUCTURAL ISSUES

Damaged floor joist

Crumbling foundation found in a crawl space

Major floor slope was noted in this house. Inspection of the basement shows the reason.
Notice anything missing? Two lolly columns!


OTHER ISSUES

Leaking oil tank

Worn bulkheading

Bad garage door spring

In ground oil tank

Friable asbestos on pipes

Door opening over basement steps

The house here was owned by a builder. I found a loose board in the floor in the laundry room. Looking into the hole, I found a 20x40 in-ground swimming pool under the new addition with 3 inches of water in the pool!

Anyone for a late night dip under the house?


Main beam held by 2x4


Main beam supported by wood shim

Boiler showing - file box protective wrap failure. This is burn through and a fire hazard.